2013 is turning out to be a terrible year. First, Lance Armstrong admits that he cheated, and really doesn’t feel the least bit sorry. Then Richard Blanco is chosen as the Inaugural Poet, John Kerry is nominated for Secretary of State, and Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. And now we get this piece of news from Chile… What’s next? Barry Manilow for Poet Laureate? Black velvet paintings of Elvis at the Louvre, Ufizzi, Hermitage, and Guggenheim museums? Honey Boo Boo as a Victoria’s Secret model? A Nobel Peace Prize for Fidel and Raul Castro?
Forget the noble experiment of prohibition in American history. Here comes a new way to ensure that no one, ever, can enjoy a good drink. Mayor Bloomberg will be among the first to insist that everyone receive this vaccine. All killjoy nanny-tyrants will surely follow his lead.
If this experiment is successful, then T.S. Eliot will be remembered not as a poet, but as a prophet: “This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.”
Alcoholism vaccine will give drinkers an immediate hangover if they drink even a small amount of booze
The vaccine would be effective for between six months and a year
It sends a message to the liver not to express genes that metabolize alcohol
Trials on mice begin next month with human tests planned for November
By DANIEL MILLER, The Daily Mail
A new vaccine will give anyone who drinks even a small amount of alcohol an immediate and very heavy hangover.
Scientists from the University of Chile have spent a year designing the drug in a bid to tackle the growing problem of alcoholism in the country.
The vaccine, which would be effective for between six months and a year, works by sending a biochemical message to the liver telling it not to express genes that metabolise alcohol.
Normally, the liver turns alcohol into the hangover-causing compound called acetaldehyde which is then broken down by a metabolising enzyme.
If someone who’s been vaccinated tries to drink alcohol, they will immediately experience severe nausea, accelerated heartbeat, and general discomfort.
Once the vaccine has been administered it cannot be reversed.
Keep reading the rest of this apocalyptic Clockwork Orange story HERE.